Tag Archives: war

Black Soldiers in the Civil War: A New DocsTeach Activity

In this activity, students can analyze a Government poster used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War. The poster refers to the Emancipation Proclamation and President Lincoln’s General Order 233, to provide equal pay … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

“Boston Five” Letter

Today we highlight a document brand new to DocsTeach. We added this 1968 letter from an attorney condemning the conviction of the “Boston Five” just this morning! Teachers at the National Archives at Boston who are participating in Primarily Teaching 2013 this … Continue reading

Posted in Document Spotlights, Professional Development, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Propaganda Posters and the Common Core

I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters.  When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments